by VEG-HEAD on JANUARY 19, 2011 - 5 Comments in SPIRIT
Delightful new book by Susan Maushart describes how she unplugged her teenagers and gave them back their lives.
For six months, she took away the Internet, TV, iPods, cellphones and video games. iPhones no longer chirped through the night like “evil crickets.” And she stopped them carrying their gadgets into the bathroom.
Like so many teens, they couldn’t do their homework without simultaneously listening to music, updating Facebook and trading instant messages. If they were amused, instead of laughing, they actually said “LOL” aloud. Her girls had become mere “accessories of their own social-networking profile, as if real life were simply a dress rehearsal (or more accurately, a photo op) for the next status update.” (more…)